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and i have to say that it is disturbing that when i hear from the police officers that the police have been called to a school five times or three times but yet, an administrator in our district assistant superintendent does not know about it and therefore the board does not know about it, that is upsetting. so i think that we need to know these calls, also, i think that we should know what the nature of the calls are. we do our discipline and the police do not do our discipline. and another thing is i think that i would like if the calls are for student behavior, then the students that happened in the school site i would like that logged by race and age and what it was for, was it for an offense, or was it for something perceived, was it something in a chair what was the incident that the police were called for? this is how we deal with our own data, against the police
data. so i have heard that from the police officers who i am in contact with, that we have been called out to the schools to be, and we don't have the data on it ourself and for our own protection, i think that the liability that we should have that data and we need it by race. >> that is synergy. >> and so these are the incidents that are logged into our synergy system. ; is that correct?? >> yes. >> okay. so... >> yes. >> and then there is a number, this is carc and so i am
looking at a number that says this is what is reported by schools and then this is the number that referred to carc,; is that correct?? >> yes. >> and then i am wondering why we have some schools that have zero logged in by synergy and yet they have the students two students going to carc and they are not logged in, and then i am looking at, and so i could understand if they are logged in on synergy a higher number and then a less number goes to carc and it is resolved in a different way and when i see the less numbers, and more numbers in carc, and i am concerned about what does that really mean. >> okay. >> so, very quickly, all of the incident reports before were written on a piece of paper and faxed in or sent as an attachment and we switch and do them all on synergy now and it can be written into your report and send them into the lead
office and filed into a binder, one of 7 which were each of the superintendents. and if it is not in synergy i started to go through all individual binders, page by page and try to find them and then i realize that i could be doing this forever and i try to match them as best as i could with carc and not hunt and find the other ones and show you the discrepancy. and i spoke to some of the assistant superintendents and said this is why they need to be in synergy because it shows up the red flag that i need to go to the one of 7 binders and actually find that, in those binders are also every injury report and actually kept in the still paper binders and the data logging it in is only as good as the people that actually going to do this. and they are going to submit the old kay of doing it then, then we have to go through several different ways to
collect that data that is all. >> are you telling me that we will not see this because they will be logging it on in synergy and not using the paper. >> and so there was. >> and i promise you, i promise you and there was a not correct answer. >> okay. >> i understand that it is getting late. >> i want to you say yes, too. so kevin i want you to say yes, too, because i feel like this is, so i don't think that i need to remind everyone that it cost us a lot of money, it supposed to be a easy way and get rid of the paperwork and so i am hoping that we will not see this next year, and it will be accurate accounting, and so that it gets us to what the issue is, and i just have a
question, i just question it because when i saw your data it didn't make sense to me. and so in order for it to make sense, we have to have the people put it in synergy. and then, i just wanted to mention about some of these arrests and officers you actually brought up a good question about what are the out comes and so while i am looking at these arrests many of these arrests for 13-14 by the ed code are mandated for expulsions and i don't think that we had this many expulsions, once they are arrested, are these, or have any of these been dismissed or lowered, so have they actually been charged with these and has it gone to what actually happens to this, because, i am looking at a lot of these and i have to say of all or these, the ones that i don't
understand is the terrorist threat. and i mean, i get what the rest means a little and not that i agree that should be an arrest, but the terrorist threat is such a broad thing that some of us make the terrorist threats every day under our breath, i don't know. but, i also just want to say that, and so the first question is officer, is that what are the out comes for these? are these juveniles ever arrested? and then, it is dismissed? or what is the procedure for that? >> well that is what i am trying to find out. now. >> i have been away from this for about 8 years, i know when i left we had dispositions where we would go up to juvenile probation and we would actually almost on a daily basis get a copy of what the dispa was in the court proceeding that way we will know if a case was dismissed
and if a student was put on probation and if there were conditions that that student had part as the probation and whether it be a stay away order or not associate with certain people because those were all tools for us, and so that we will know if we encountered that student again, and say a problem at a school, it gave us more information on what was happening or if the student was at carc or referred to carc, often times we will know then who the case manager was and that manager could contact the police officer so that they could kind of go back and forth to find out how the person was progressing, within the case management system because the officers will see the kids again, back at school. and just so that they would have an idea and the way that it sits right now and this is going to change, because it is kind of drives me crazy, the officers arrest a student and site them to carc or drop them off at carc, unless that case manager goes back to the school and talks to the school and some do, because i asked this question, today and some of the cases will go back to the
school, and speak with the officer, they are a little bit more in the loop and outside of that i don't think that there is any normal way between the juvenile probation department that they are getting it back and these are questions that i ask myself. >> because i think that it is important to find out if these students have been arrest and if they have been dismissed then it is an issue of why they are arrested in the first place. and then i just want to say, you know, you talked about part of it is due to a lack of training in the mou, we specifically asked, that they be required to participate in training, and the chief would not sign that agreement. i think that this is something that we have said over and over that a lot of i think, even for my own husband, who served on the force for 35 years that this constant retraining of new laws and new just a way of how we handle discipline in the district, is really i think important for our peace officers who deal with our
youth on a daily basis and that this training, the bet more training and the refresher courses and thing that they better serve our students and but also the better coordination between the district and the police department. >> you don't have to comment on that. >> you are preaching to the choir because i totally agree for many years we met monthly with the dean, assistant principal and with the school officers and we met with the actual principal to talk about the different trends that were happening and whether it was special education or around the turf issues or whatever it may have been and whatever was happening at that time that needs for this relationship to grow and for the schools to be safer, those kinds of things have to be in place and a continuum of you know the law-related education and what are the new laws around the school safety. what is the trends and what is happening in this country around school things.
>> and so i totally agree with you and i am trying to push forward on this. i think that the training, since, you know, many of the police officers that serve in san francisco, don't reside in san francisco, and i think that in san francisco, there is a sort of a different culture here. and so i think that is also for the schools and it is always changing, and i heard from the school sites that say that, they would like updates from their police captains. just about what is going on and what they have been hearing, and to collaborate with them and i know as a pta president i called richmond station and i was told that it is none of my business and actually it was the pta that told me that we want to have a meeting with the police captain to talk about some of the issues so that we can be proactive as a parent group and they said, it is none of your business, like we are the police, and shut us down completely, and i didn't know
that was still happening but i went to a school that just recently said to me, there is a lack of cooperation between the station and the schools and i think that lincoln is a fine example of how it is working well, but it is not working well district wide and so i think that maybe we can work on that so that we all work proactively, so we can head off problems before they happen in our school sites, so if you could spear head that, i think that would be great and i think that the school site would appreciate it too. >> we have models like you said lincoln that has a good relationship with the station and looking for those to support your effort, i think. you know, it makes all of the difference instead of trying to go at it alone and it does and when you have the nuance on some of that i was just at lincoln last week on principal
pain did mention that and i huge part of the transition brand was his restorative practices coach and the peer resources body of the students that operate in a collective effort with all of those folks together, working together, so i don't want to dismiss the level of commitment to peer resources. and restorative practices all working together, with and the younger offers at the station, and a strong female officer as i was told by the occ appointee that do amazing work for lincoln high school. >> i think this collaboration is great and thank you for the report, i think that we will move on to the next subject. >> thank you very much. >> okay, now that is done, n, consent calendar resolutions? there are none tonight, let's vote on the consent calendar and move and seconded under
section f. >> thank you commissioners. >> mr. haney? >> yes. >> miss maufas >> >> yes. >> mendoza mcdonald. >> yes, except for items keleven. >> okay. >> thank you. dr. murase? >> aye. >> norton. >> yes. >> miss wynns? >> aye. >> and miss fewer? >> yes. >> 7 ayes. >> okay. >> superintendent proposals this is the first reading. okay. so i think that we are having a discussion on this, right or is this... >> you still have to have a motion. >> can i have a motion and second. >> so moved. >> on that, okay this is the... >> second. >> this is the local control. yeah so this is physical year,
14, 15, local control and accountability plan for the san francisco county office of education and san francisco unidentified school district this will be referred to the committee of the whole on june 17th and i believe that deputy superintendent your report is in on this but on the second item >> the staff presentation incorporates some information about the lcap and the budget into one brief presentation. >> okay. >> let me move and second the second one. >> may i have a motion and a second for the fiscal year 14, 15 recommended budget? >> so moved. >> second. >> thank you. >> this is refer to the committee of the whole on june 17th. and i believe that we have a brief presentation is that right? deputy superintendent? >> yes. that is correct. >> president fewer and this is
a powerpoint, sorry... >> sorry to ask you to relocate once more. and just as we are transitioning this is not an executive director of budget services will be delivering the presentation and i might help a little bit here and there, and including on one page referring to the lcap. but, aside from that, and as-needed, she is going to go through the presentation and some of this i should say has already been shared, some of this content was pretty close to verbatim lifted from the committee of the whole discussion that took place last tuesday. but we wanted to include it number one, because it is a reminder of some important information, and about the recommended budget for the commissioners and also for members of the public who were not present at the committee of the whole meeting we wanted to
include some of the highlights from that evening's discussion. >> thank you, good evening, commissioners i am rita the executive director of budget services and hopefully this will be short. deputy superintendent mentioned, this is material that you have heard, at the last committee of the whole presentation. and there are some objectives here that we want to recap the june third committee of the whole meeting and the discussions that sums up, the discussions that will highlighted at that meeting, and we would like to summarize the process, to refine and finalize the lcap and some of that discussion happened with the tonight's presentation, with the pac and the dlac and the first reading of the district's budget is before you.
the books were made available, it is on the district website. and we are here to take any questions. we also would like to share updates on the state budget and review next steps. and so at the june third committee of the whole meeting, we discussed the lcap and the budget, at a very high level summary. the specific topics that were discussed were included the draft lcap, the governor's may revisions and the 14, 15 budget proposal. and included in the may revision was an increase in the contribution and we talked about the funding proposal to increase it by one and a quarter percent from its current rate of 8.5 percent and the physical impact to at the sfusd budget.
and we provided you with an unrestricted general fund summary comparing the 13, 14, estimated actuals with the recommended budget and we provided you with the multiyear projections and we went through those, and we discussed briefly some of the cost drivers that were causing the special education contribution do go up. we talked about legislative process and topics of focus and all of these presentation materials are on the district website and they are made available. would you like to go on with the lcap? >> thanks. so, this is very brief, just to touch on a few of the process. updates on the lcap and so, at the meeting last tuesday, the second draft of the lcap was
provided to the commissioners and made available to the public and it was provided to the parent advisory council and the dlac and the day before. on wednesday. and so as you have heard, earlier this evening, the pac and the dlac have developed feedback and i imagine it will continue to pay close attention to future draft, and perhaps develop additional feedback. and we are paying close attention to what they are providing and we received the feedback to what the commissioners did earlier today. and it will be provided at next tuesday's committee and it final will be for adoption at the meeting to aadopted before the board takes its action on the budget.
so, we wanted to also, and we alluded to this a little bit last tuesday at the meeting. but we have suggested to both the pac and the dlac that given the nature of some of the comments and the questions and the feedback that they have provided very mitch and they have did, and they have spent a lot of time on the process and the community engagement process and identifying questions and giving feedback, it has been very helpful. and we also see that a lot of what they are generating is some what broader than the lcap per se and so a lot of it is appropriate to incorporate into the refinements to the lcap and a lot of it is wide ranging and a lot of the questions that they are asking is very wide ranging and so we wanted to make some additional suggestions, above and beyond the lcap process that some of
those questions and issues and topics could be explored in an ongoing way. beyond the lcap adoption that will take place in two weeks. so for example, if you saw some of the questions that came up through the pac's report, there were three or four pages of questions and those were individual community members that attended that may 22nd meeting. and putting on sticking notes, questions of on a whole variety of topics and many of which, would not be addressed in the lcap, specifically. so there are a lot of examples of that. and but that could be very appropriate for a discussion with the pac or the dlac or the other organizations that will continue into the fall and beyond and so that is something that we have suggested to the liaisons to the pac and the dlac and i think that the reaction that i see has been favorable and they are interested in that and i wanted to mention that to the
commissioners. >> excuse me. but, so when we know that we saw a list of stuff so there is stuff that can be included in the lcap and as you are saying there are things that can't be and so can you forward the advisory groups that participated in this section them out, for example, these will be included in the lcap and these are ongoing sort of projects that we are working on and i think that what we ask for is sort of transparency also, on how the issues will be addressed thank you. >> and that, that we definitely can do, we can point out exactly how the feedback was incorporated into revisions to the lcap and we have actually been doing that so far as well, and we have in addition to the clean copies of the second version of the lcap we have provided the dlac red lined changes from the first version
and, so we can highlight those specific changes and in person or in whatever ways would be most helpful. but, so we can do that, and in addition to that i am just saying that beyond june. there will be if the pack and the dlac and the other organizations continue to be interested in learning about the variety of topics that have come up through this process, that will be great and if would be good for us to continue having get togethers or forums or some sort of structures that we can continue to provide information and get additional feedback. >> and then, the last comment that i wanted to make before turning to the budget, is that the lcap itself, will be refined in the future annual updates and continuously improved as one of the public speakers mentioned earlier, this has been a new process for
us and this is the first time that we and all of the other districts are going through the exercise of developing an lcap and we are doing our best, and we will try to keep making continuous improvement in the lcap process itself. beyond this year. so, just as an illustration, the budget document that you all have received, that gets better each year. i think. and it has gotten substantially more easier friendly or layperson friendly over the last couple of years and so simply if you can imagine the lcap where we are starting with what we are developing for this first version, we hope to be able to continue to improve the lcap and the commissioners you provided a lot of helpful feedback along those lines last tuesday as well and so we are going to try to get a product as we can for working 15 the
initial version covering 14, 15 and with the annual updates that follow we will continue to make that document as strong as it can be. >> may i ask a question. >> yeah. >> thank you. so the i appreciate all of that, and here is one of the ongoing issues, which we all have to become familiar with. and that is that the lcap, i mean, this year, the lcap template was, it is the first time that nobody was really prepared for it and the concept is something that we in the community and partners like the pack that have helped us with this should get better at as the time goes by. but there is always going to be a disconnect, because of the bizarre budget schedule that the state of california has and
that districts are so dependent on the state and we basically have to wait for someone to tell us how much money they are going to give us and where they are going to put it and working hard to make sure that they leave it as flexible as possible and at least that is our goal and everybody's goal, almost everybody, and so, i just think that what, as we move forward, we need to try to change the local lcap process to become a year round context building and it is not so important what we plug into the template especially what numbers we plug into the template, if we have done the out reach and the communication and the sort of educational campaign with our community internally and in the school district and the schools externally, too on a continuous basis, because it is the only way that we are ever not be rushing.
and it will not have anything to do with us. it has to do with the fact that in a budget cycle, which we all know is extremely difficult for us in the old system, we now are trying to plug into where there is very little time but we hope will be a meaningful and serious ongoing community ownership process of that budget development. and so, i am just hoping that what we will do is take a little time in the beginning of this school wraoer when we are thinking that the budget is finally done and we don't have to worry, actually to think about, if what we think how we look at particularly the calendars and the time lines, and think, let's not let's see if we cannot be driven by the state's budget, requirements. but, how would we want to do it? that is and so i am hoping that we can get the feedback and do
it through the budget committee which will be a good place and figure that out as we go for forward. >> and those points are well taken and we agree and we are thinking along the similar lines as a staff. >> okay. so shifting gears just a little bit. i just wanted to highlight some of the revenue and on the later slide the expenditure assumptions built into the budget for the 14, 15 budget, shows an lcsf revenue growth of close to 38.4 million dollars. and this is based on the department of finance projections for growth factors. and which indicates that, and which is for 14/15 as we mentioned it is trying very
similar to the school services, growth factor of 28.05 percent. and the multiyear projected that we shared with you at the last meeting was also based on the department of the fine estimates and on the revenue side again, we the leases and rental income is projected to increase by one million dollars. and this is from the 1235 mission street property lease, sales tax, is going, and it is up by 1.5 million or 5 percent over the 13/14 level. and this is in line with the city's projection for the sales tax revenue growth. all other local revenue is projected to increase slightly by a little over a half a million dollars because of this one time settlement pay out. and we did discuss the rainy day reserve. and it appears that there will be a significant increase in
the rainy day reserve for 14, 15, and this is exactly what the rainy day reserve is for is to provide the security in the future. and that we are using the duf projections and if they do not materialize and the reserve will be a good buffer. >> on the expenditure side, the increase in the 14, 15 expenditure budget are due to a number of factor and most that are highlighted that the salary and related benefit increases due to the collective bargaining that is about ten million dollars. and that is built into the budget. that sight based